UPDATED: Incumbent Ed Gonzalez secures second term as Harris County sheriff

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Courtesy Ed Gonzalez

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Updated Nov. 4 at 8:34 a.m.

With all 797 voting centers reporting in Harris County, incumbent Democrat Ed Gonzalez has secured his second term as Harris County sheriff.

Gonzalez received 57.36%, or 900,980 votes, while challenger Republican Joe Danna received 42.64%, or 669,877 votes. Gonzalez was first elected Harris County sheriff in 2016.

"Thank you to so many who contributed time, talent and money to our campaign," Gonzalez said in a statement. "Thank you to those who voted for me; and whether you voted for me or not, I will continue working hard to keep you safe. The time for campaigning is over. It's time to unite. We're all in this together."


Results are updated as of 8:34 a.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Updated Nov. 3 at 10:57 p.m.

With 257 of 797 voting centers reporting in Harris County, incumbent Democrat Ed Gonzalez continues to lead the race for Harris County sheriff.

Gonzalez has received 57.56% of the votes counted so far, or 821,560 votes, while challenger Republican Joe Danna received 42.44%, or 605,761 votes.

Check back for updates the morning of Nov. 4.

Results are updated as of 10:57 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.

Posted Nov. 3 at 7:06 p.m.

With two candidates vying for Harris County Sheriff, unofficial absentee and early voting results show incumbent Democrat Ed Gonzalez is taking an early lead.

Gonzalez received 57.2%, or 776,460 votes, while challenger Republican Joe Danna received 42.8%, or 580,999 votes. Gonzalez was first elected Harris County sheriff in 2016.

To learn more about each of the candidates, read our Q&A here.


Results are updated as of 7:06 p.m. and are unofficial until they are canvassed and certified by the county clerk. Under Texas election law, the clerk accepts and counts mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Nov. 4, if they were sent from inside the U.S., or Nov. 9 if they were sent from outside the U.S.
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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